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William Bankes Partner T:01244 896650 M:07881 092500

An experienced corporate and commercial lawyer.

William has spent nearly twenty years advising businesses and their investors on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and investment agreements, and commercial matters including corporate governance.  He specialises in company reorganisation and investment, joint venture arrangements, and offshore special purpose vehicles (SPVs). 

William acts for owner-managers, SMEs, PLCs, entrepreneurs and private equity investors, in sectors as diverse as renewable energy, hotel and leisure and independent financial advisors.

Examples of how William has helped clients include:

  • completing the sale of a group of companies, in different jurisdictions, before a power of attorney expired;
  • acting for the administrators of Wedgwood Museum in the sale of its assets to the V&A Museum following the collapse of Wedgwood; and
  • helping a major hotel chain reorganise its portfolio of hotels to make the group structure more tax efficient.